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Tip of the Week (Episode 201230): Legislative History for the Philadelphia Code

07/24
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201230): The video explores the steps you need to take to review the comments, discussion and legislative processes behind amendments to the Philadelphia Code and Charter.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201229): Searching PA Legal Forms By Title and Category

07/17
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201229): Generally you should search the PA Legal Forms database by Title. However, sometimes you'll retrieve a forms package, which contains the list of relevant forms plus instructions, but not the actual forms themselves. (The database publisher has made the editorial decision to extract the forms from the package.) In that case you'll need to review the list of forms, then go back and search by Category to retrieve the ones you want.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201228): Simplifying Firefox Downloads

07/10
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201228): To avoid the "Save As" menu when downloading a document from the Web, paste the URL directly into the Downloads window in Firefox.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201227): Google Chrome Application Shortcuts

07/3
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201227): Google Chrome lets you create application shortcuts so that, for example, your Web-based email can look and function like a desktop application.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201226): Down For Everyone Or Just Me

06/26
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201226): Down For Everyone Or Just Me (isup.me) will help you figure out whether your favorite Website is down or if the problem is on your end.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201225): Contextual Menus

06/19
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201225): Right-click on an object in a Web page to get a menu of additional choices, called contextual menus. This video focuses on 2 different ways to paste a URL captured using "Copy Link Location".

Tip of the Week (Episode 201224): Special Characters and Google

06/12
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201223): Special characters have special meanings in Google. For example, the asterisk (*) can be used as a placeholder in quotations (which require quotation marks, e.g. " "). Boolean NOT is the minus sign (-). Type a tilde (~) before your term to include synonyms. Include an elipsis (..) for number ranges. Finally, mathematical symbols such as $ and % can be used in queries for Google's calculator/converter.

All You Want to Know About Fee Arrangements

06/8
2012

If you have questions about fee agreements -- how to draft them, what to include in them, and ethical issues associated with them -- then you're in luck!

Tip of the Week (Episode 201223): Expert Witness Research

06/5
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201223): One part of expert witness background research is checking the published journal literature to see which articles (if any) he or she has authored. This video covers author searching in PubMed, Google Scholar, and HighWire.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201222): Yahoo Axis

05/29
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201222): Last week Yahoo introduced Axis: a browser app for the iPad/iPhone and a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Axis lets you sync your research between your desktop and iOS devices. You can also flip through your search results using thumbnails of webpages, similar to Cover Flow in iTunes or the now-defunct search engine Searchme.